Laos . Awesome Place!!!. By Gloria . The Country Laos. Laos is a landlocked country surrounded by Vietnam (right), Thailand (left), Cambodia (at b ottom), Myanmar (at the top o n the left side) and China at the very top. It has an area of about 236,800 square kilometre. .
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Laos is a landlocked country
surrounded by Vietnam (right),
Thailand (left), Cambodia (at
bottom), Myanmar (at the top
on the left side) and China at
the very top.
It has an area of about 236,800 square kilometre.
This is the map of Laos h
Vientiane is Laos’s capital city and is also the largest city in Laos.
Located on a curve of the Mekong River, Vientiane has a recorded history that goes back to around 1000 AD.
This is the map of Vientiane h
Luang Prabang, an ancient town in northern Laos, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. This tiny town is surrounded by mountains and is also 700 metres above sea-level which is at the confluence of the Nam Khan and Mekong Rivers.
This is the map of LuangPrabangh
The old national anthem was written by Dr. ThongdySounthonevichit in 1941.
Once our Laotian race in Asia highly honored stood And at that time the folk of Laos were united in love Today they love their race and rally round their chiefs They guard the land and the religion of their ancestors They will resist each foe who may oppress them or invade And such invaders will be met with battle unto death They'll restore the fame of Laos and through ills united stand.
In the old days, our Lao people Were famous all over Asia. Because the Lao Were united in love. Still today, they love their people and country And rally around their leaders. They preserve the religion of their fathers, And protect the soil of their ancestors. They will never allow another nation to threaten them Or to occupy their territory. Every enemy who enters their country Will find them ready to fight until death. All together, they can restore the ancient glory of their blood, and they will stand together in the days of danger.
ຊາດລາວຕັ້ງແຕ່ເດີມມາ ຂຶ້ນຊື່ລືຊາຢູ່ໃນອາຊີ ຊາວລາວຜູກພັນໄມຕຣີ ຮ່ວມສາມັກຄີຮັກຫໍ່ໂຮມກັນ ຮັກຊາດຮັກປະເທດເຮົາ ຮັກເຈົ້າປົກເກດເກສາ ໂຮມຮັກຮ່ວມສາສນາ ແຕ່ບູຮານມາຮັກສາດິນແດນ ບໍ່ໃຫ້ຊາດໃດມາລວນ ຮາວີຮົບກວນຍາດແຍ່ງຊີງເອົາ ໃຜຂືນເຂົ້າມາລູ່ວຸ່ນວາຍ ສູ້ຈົນຕົວຕາຍຕ້ານທານສັດຕຣູ ຊ່ວຍເຊີດຊູເລືອດເນື້ອເຊື້ອເຜົ່າ ຟື້ນຟູກູ້ເອົາບັນເທົາທຸກກັນ
Xat Lao thung thaedermma, Khunxuluxayunaiahzi, Sao Lao phouk pun maitri, Huamsamakkhihuk ho hômgun. Huk xat hukpathéthao, Hukjaopôkkétkésa, Hômhukhuamsatsana, Thaebuhahn ma huksa din daen. Baw hai xat dai ma luan, Havihôpkuanyatyaengxingao, Phaikhunkhao ma lounvounvai, Soujônthua tai tan than sattru, Suayxeutxuleuatnuaxuaphao, Feun fu ku ao banthaothouk gun
The official national anthem - which is the one now - was written by Sisana Sisane in the year 1975
Both national anthems are called Pheng Xat Lao (Lao: ເພງຊາດລາວ; lit. English: Hymn of the Lao people)
For all time the Lao people Have glorified their Fatherland, United in heart, Spirit and vigour as one. Resolutely moving forwards, Respecting and increasing the dignity of the Lao people And proclaiming the right to be their own masters. The Lao people of all origins are equal And will no longer allow imperialists  And traitors to harm them. The entire people will safeguard the independence And the freedom of the Lao nation. They are resolved to struggle for victory In order to lead the nation to prosperity.
Xat Lao thung tae dai ma Lao tooktuan na sertsoo soodjai, Huamhang huamjid huamjai Samakki gun bpen gumlung diao. Detdiao pom gun gaona Booxa soo giat kong Lao, Songserm sai sit pen jao Lao tooq sonepao summer pab gun. Baw hai puak juggapud Lae puak kaixat kaoma lob guan, Lao tung muan soo ekalat Itsalapab kong xat Lao wai, Thud sinjai soo sing ao xay Pa sad Lao pai soo kwarm watthana.
ຊາດລາວຕັ້ງແຕ່ໃດມາ ລາວທຸກຖ້ວນຫນ້າເຊີດຊູສຸດໃຈ ຮ່ວມແຮງຮ່ວມຈິດຮ່ວມໃຈ ສາມັກຄີກັນເປັນກຳລັງດຽວ ເດັດດ່ຽວພ້ອມກັນກ້າວຫນ້າ ບູຊາຊູກຽດຂອງລາວ ສົ່ງເສີມໃຊ້ສິດເປັນເຈົ້າ ລາວທຸກຊົນເຜົ່າສະເຫມີພາບກັນ ບໍ່ໃຫ້ພວກຈັກກະພັດ ແລະພວກຂາຍຊາດເຂົ້າມາລົບກວນ ລາວທັງມວນຊູເອກະລາດ ອິດສະຫລະພາບຂອງຊາດລາວໄວ້ ຕັດສິນໃຈສູ້ຊີງເອົາໄຊ ພາຊາດກ້າວໄປສູ່ຄວາມວັດທະນາ
What the red stripes represent is the blood shed in the country's fight for independence. The blue stands for Laos' wealth and prosperity while the white expresses unity and justice. Another meaning of the Laotian flag is that the white circle stands for the full moon over the blue Mekong River, which runs through and alongside most parts of Laos.
The first inhabitants of Laos were hunter-gatherers. Later on, they were farmers who grows rice and pulses. The early farmers used stone tools although those from 2,000 BC used bronze and when around the year 500 BC, they used iron.
Laos, unlike Vietnam, was influenced by Indian culture rather than Chinese culture. From the 1st century AD, Indian merchants introduced Theravada Buddhism into Laos.
Beginning from the 9th to the 13th century, the Khmers from Cambodia ruled much of what is now Laos.
Ingredients for beef broth:
-half an onion that has peeled and charred
-1 head of garlic that’s charred
-2 stalks of celery and is halved
-2 pounds of beef bones
-2 beef bouillon cubes
-3 tablespoons saltwater that is filled 3/4 of pot
Directions for Lao beef broth:
Ingredients/condiments for serving:
-3 packages of dry pho noodles
-Cilantro that are chopped
-Green onions that had been chopped
-Limes that had been cut into wedges
-3 pounds of beef that are thinly sliced for fast cooking
-Thai basil leaves
-Hot chili sauce
-Oyster flavored sauce
-Beef flavored paste
Directions for ingredients for serving:
-Soak 1 package of dry pho noodles in lukewarm water up to 30 minutes or according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
-Chop cilantro, green onions, and limes.
-Set aside on a serving platter or in reusable containers.
-Slice beef and set aside in a reusable container and refrigerate until use.
-Set out condiments on serving table.
Directions for serving Lao pho:
-Place single serving of noodles and sliced beef into a bowl.
-Ladle the simmering broth into bowl covering noodles and beef or put noodles and beef into a metal strainer and dip into broth for fast cooking and softer noodles. Be careful when handling hot broth.
-Add condiments and vegetables, according to taste.
-Refrigerate the broth, vegetables, beef, and noodles until ready to use.
-Broth is good to use as long as it’s ‘clear’ and not cloudy, which is usually 2 days.